Former Port Orchard cop gets 23-year sentence



PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A former Port Orchard police officer convicted of pushing his girlfriend out a window was sentenced Thursday to 23 years in prison for assault.

The Kitsap Sun reports ( 49-year-old Dennis L. McCarthy was given the maximum sentence for his conviction.

The woman injured in the May 2010 fall is now confined to a wheelchair.

McCarthy had a 28-year career as a Port Orchard police officer and as a Defense Department officer at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Theodore Spearman said police officers should be held to higher standards of conduct.


Information from: Kitsap Sun,